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good morning. almost here. hurricane earl strengthens overnight as it aims for the even seaboard, packing 145-mile-per-hour winds, the category 4 storm could hit north carolina as early as tonight. al is on the scene waiting earl's arrival. last word, the gunman takes three hostages at the discovery channel, and speaks to nbc news just before he's killed by police. >> and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. >> this morning we'll hear from the producer who talked to that suspect. and palin for president? the former alaska governor adds a very interesti ining destinat to her travel plans, iowa, home to the nation's first presidential contest. and that has political observers buzzing "today," thursday, and that has political observers buzzing "today," thursday, september 2nd, 2010.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry in for meredith, everybody. earl is now one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to threaten the east coast. we've been talking about him for days. but now he's ready to flex his muscles all up and down the east coast, matt. >> the category 4 storm is expected to hit north carolina's outer banks, possibly late tonight or even tomorrow morning, early. if it strengthens overnight, earl is now packing top winds of 145 miles per hour. >> and storm warnings are stretching all the way into new england. thousands of people have fled. and the governors of north carolina, virginia, and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the major question now remains exactly what path will earl take up the coast. we'll be checking in with al for the latest on this in just a
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moment. >> got some other stories to cover, including amanda knox, the american college student convicted of murdering her roommate in italy. this morning, some new revelations about her state of mind. and we'll talk to a former fbi agent who is absolutely convinced that she is innocent. >> that's right. and also a little bit later, familiar face around here on "today." try going, matt, the entire month wearing just six items of clothing. the question is, did anybody notice? did you? we're going to find out how she did. >> over and over again. let's begin this morning with hurricane earl. al is in kill devil hills in north carolina on the outer banks. he's tracking the storm. al, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, matt. and, yes, earl has strengthened overnight. a category 4 storm. let's give you the latest details on earl. first of all, we've got a very active area out there. you can see atlantic storms. we've got earl with 145-mile-per-hour winds, fiona with 50-mile-per-hour winds, gaston with 40-mile-per-hour winds and another tropical wife
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that's coming off africa. the latest on earl, currently as we said, 145-mile-per-hour winds. it's about 410 miles south of cape hatteras. category 4 storm. it's moving north/northwest at 18 miles per hour. that's very quick for a storm this size. we've got hurricane warnings up for much of the entire north carolina coastline. we've also got hurricane watches from the north carolina/virginia border all the way up through new york. tropical storm watches up into new england. we've got hurricane watches in parts of new england, as well. and, in fact, what we're expecting today, earl is going to be a big problem. we already have evacuations, mandatory evacuations for cape hatteras, for hatteras island, and for okracoke island, and garrett county officials just issued an evacuation for all tourists and visitors and are urging oceanfront residents to seek other places to live. they are telling people it's time to pack up and go home. as the beaches of north carolina
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produced another day of fun in the sun, residents and tourists are now evacuating for what lurks just beyond the horizon, hurricane earl. >> doom and gloom and fright and fear. >> reporter: and fright and fear were the overriding factors for these pennsylvania tourists, choosing to go home before the mandatory evacuation was issued late wednesday. >> i was recently reading a book that used the word for the ocean roiling. i never heard that term before. but this ocean has been roiling since we got here. >> reporter: and roiling waters and storm predictions were all the governor of north carolina needed to declare a state of emergency. >> people are telling us tonight, based on predictor models, that it's just going to come close to our coast, we've all got to be very sensitive to the fact that in a blink of an eye, it changes. >> reporter: the last big storm to hit north carolina, hurricane isabel in 2003, killed at least 16 and caused $3.4 billion in
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damage on its path up the eastern u.s. >> between the personnel, the vehicles, and also four warehouses fully stocked with blankets and food and water. the red cross is ready. >> reporter: while earl is stirring up a sense of urgency down below, it's also creating a sense of wonder from above. >> the strength of the storm looks just absolutely amazing. just unbelievable view of the planet. you have to wonder what's going on below those clouds. >> reporter: and, of course, the question is, where is earl going? we've got the latest from the national hurricane center. the sensors from all the computer models. the general consensus is it's not going to make landfall in the outer banks here. however, it's going to be awfully close. and a jog one way or the other, especially to the left, could cause big problems. let's look at the map and show you the path of the storm. we're expecting to see gaston -- i should say earl, make its way up the coast and cause a lot of problems as we make our way into late tonight, early tomorrow
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morning, as gaston -- i'm sorry, as earl comes along the coast. the hurricane force winds extend out 90 miles from the center of the storm. tropical force winds extend out 200 miles from the center of the storm. so it doesn't have to make landfall to cause big problems. and then late tonight, early tomorrow, it continues up the coast, and by early saturday morning, it is going to be making some kind of a run at new england. doesn't make landfall near nantucket or not? we'll have to wait and see. but again, this is going to be a powerful storm to keep an eye on. even though, as it gets closer, it's not going to be a category 4. it's going to lose some strength, matt. but as it gets closer, even if it drops down to a category 3 or 2 it could still cause significant damage. >> al roker on the outer banks of north carolina. thanks for your report. meantime in silver spring, maryland, this morning, just outside of washington, d.c., police are piecing together exactly what led a 43-year-old man to enter the discovery channel headquarters, take hostages, and then threaten to
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detonate explosives. and nbc news ended up right in the middle of the crisis. nbc's tom costello has the latest on this story. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, ann, good morning to you. the bomb squad tells me they cleared the building overnight. they detonated four separate packages. one of them they're sure was a bomb. they also found back packs with guns and ski masks. now this all began when the suspect walked into the building demanding to speak to executives. during that time, nbc news called the building, and suddenly the suspect grabbed the even if way from the operator. one of our producers talked to the suspect while we called the police on the other line, consulting with them all along. the police advised us, keep him on the phone, keep him talking, and he kept talking. the lunch hour was just ending when witnesses say the gunman walked into the discovery channel headquarters just outside of washington, waving a handgun, wearing what appeared to be explosives, and ordering everyone in the lobby to stay
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still. we now know the suspect was james j. lee, whose long list of demands included a change in discovery channel programming. as word of the hostage situation spread, an nbc news producer called the discovery channel general number. suddenly lee himself picked up the phone. >> no one has been shot. >> do you have a gun? >> i have a gun. and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it, it'll [ bleep ] explode. >> we do know that the lines of communication are open with this man. >> reporter: nbc news immediately consulted with police and decided against reporting the conversation until the situation was over. while lee held three hostages at gunpoint, most of the building's 1,900 employees were told to evacuate and did. including all the children in a day-care center on the first floor. >> someone came to me, and said, don't go into the lobby, there's some action going on there. like there are cops inside.
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>> we weren't sure if the gunman was going to come up the other floors. >> reporter: police say james lee of maryland had a history of protesting in front of the discovery channel. handing out rambling leaflets calling for more programming about global warming and animal extinction. after attracting crowds by throwing thousands of dollars into the air, he was arrested in february of 2008 and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. lee told our nbc news producer he'd spent time preparing for this attack. >> so how long have you been working on this particular bomb? >> three weeks around. three weeks or a month. >> three weeks? >> did a lot of research. i had to experiment. >> and how many bombs, again, do you have? >> i have several. >> reporter: our producer asked what skills lee had to build a bomb? >> i did some welding. i was a welder. parts. i did some parts. >> did that -- did that -- did that help prepare you for what you're doing today? >> well, yeah. everything i do in life, everything one does in life prepares for you, for what
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you're going to do, right. >> reporter: then police started negotiating for three hours by telephone. while watching him through the lobby windows and with cameras inside the lobby, they could see he was holding three men hostage and appeared to be wearing pipe bombs. finally, nearly four hours after the crisis began, they saw him point his gun at the hostages. >> but at that point, our tactical units moved in, they shot the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: all three hostages were released unharmed. one of the hostages, jim mcnulty thanked everybody last night who helped in his rescue. meanwhile discovery says it was aware of this gentleman, mr. lee, but said they never took his threats seriously. ann and matt, back to you. >> tom costello in maryland. rob rivas is the nbc news producer who spoke to that gunman in the middle of the crisis. good morning toyou. first of all, you call the front desk to cover the story and the
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guy gets on the phone. >> absolutely. ththat's part of standard operating procedure. we had reports of a gun, we would call authorities, location to see whether this was true. can you imagine our surprise when we got the gunman on the line. >> first of all, were you always convinced it was, in fact, a gunman? >> the tone of his voice indicated that he was someone who was anxious, who wanted to be heard. so i was not taking anything for granted. >> a couple of things surprised me, rob. one is his willingness to stay on the phone in the midst of this. and two, how calm he sounded. >> absolutely. he wanted to have his story told. at least as far as i could tell. he spoke the entire time. i never heard him make any direct threats to anyone in the room, if there were people in the room with him. it sounded like an average conversation between two individuals. >> when you're talking to him, and i'm listening to some of the questions you asked him, was that just your gut instincts as a journalist kicking in? you were also in contact with the police. were they feeding you some of the things they wanted you to ask them? >> no, no, they weren't feeding us any information or questions but they did want us to keep the
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lines of communication open and continue having an open dialogue. so my goal, along with getting as much pertinent information as i thought was necessary, was really trying to get information and keep him on the line as long as i could. >> what ended the conversation? what finally got him to get off the phone? >> a phone rang in the background, it sounded like a cell phone, and he just hung up. >> good job. >> thanks. >> well done, rob. rob rivas. montgomery county maryland police chief thomas manger was on the scene during the hostage crisis. chief, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what kind of communications did you have with james lee during this whole period of time? >> well, we were on the phone with him for the better part of four hours. we were obviously trying to get him to calm down. our primary goal was to get him to release the hostages. but unfortunately, he was -- i would characterize him as very aungry throughout our conversation. although he had a wide range of
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emotions. but he hung up a couple of times on us, but we very quickly got him back on the phone. so our goal was to try and get through this as safely as possible. >> he told you, and he told our producer, that he had explosive devices with him. it turns out that when the shot was fired by your tactical unit, one of those devices did go off. can you tell me anything about the level of sophistication of those devices? >> i can. right now we're unsure as to whether he detonated a device prior to being shot or after. that's still under investigation. what he had was, there were four devices strapped to his person. two propane cylinders similar to those that one would use when you're camping. those propane cylinders had pipes attached to them that contained shotgun shells. he also had two pipe bombs attached to him. they had explosive-type fireworks in them. during the negotiations we saw that he had a switch in his
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hand. he would occasionally take a pin out of the switch and then put it back in. so we weren't sure if he had some radio-controlled device, or if it was something where if he let go of the switch, a device would go off. so all this was playing out, matt, as we were talking to him and as we were trying to come up with a strategy on how we were going to end this incident. >> i know your officers train for events like this, probably, quite often. there were 1,900 people in that building, and everybody but the gunman got out alive. so you must be proud of your officers. >> well, i'm tremendously proud of my officers, the fire rescue service, all the agencies that assisted. but the hostages were tremendously courageous as well. and i really admire their ability to remain as calm as they did throughout this ordeal. >> chief thomas manger of montgomery county police department. chief, thanks so much. we appreciate your time this morning. >> thank you. and now let's get a check of
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the rest of the morning's top stories. in for me this morning, natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. for the first time in nearly two years, israeli and palestinian leaders are meeting face-to-face, holding direct talks in washington on the future of mideast peace. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is at the state department in washington. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. well, the president tried to make sure that these talks didn't end before they even got under way, after new violence erupted in the west bank just as president obama was calling for peace. the president said he could create the environment, but not the solution. bringing both sides to the white house for dinner. >> when we come together, we will not be alone. we'll be joined by the generations. >> reporter: but peace is far from breaking out in the middle east. funerals wednesday for four israeli settlers gunned down in the west bank. hamas, the militant palestinian faction running gaza, claimed responsibility. then settlers tried to burn down
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a palestinian home in revenge. israeli soldiers stopped them. and two more israelis were shot and wounded, all this threatening to sabotage today's talks. >> if both sides do not commit to these talks in earnest, then the long-standing conflict will only continue to fester and consume another generation. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton has given the adversaries one year to reach an agreement. but others have tried before. from jimmy carter to bill clinton and george w. bush, no president has been able to resolve thorny issues like, how to divide jerusalem, claimed by both sides as their capital. millions of palestinian refugees demanding the right of return. israeli settlements, and final borders between israel and a palestinian state. above all else, security. the most immediate hurdle is israeli plans to resume construction on those settlements on palestinian land by the end of this month. but for now, the u.s. sees progress just in getting both sides in the same room.
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natalie? >> andrea mitchell at the state department for us this morning. thank you, andrea. the death toll has risen to at least 35 from the triple bombing of a religious procession in lahore, pakistan, on wednesday. some 250 others were injured. dutch authorities have released two yemeni men without any charges after they were arrested at amsterdam's airport this week. suspicious looking items had been found in their luggage but authorities say there was no explosive materials and the men have been released for lack of evidence. and the marlins/nationals game got heated in the sixth inning last night when marlins pitcher chris volstad narrowly missed the nationals nyjer morgan as payback for a play the day before. morgan then charged the mound and punches began to fly in a bench-clearing brawl. wow. can't they all just get along? 7:17. back over to matt and ann. it looked like a boxing match. >> morgan is probably asking for the number of the truck that hit him on that. >> ouch. >> that was something. natalie, thanks very much.
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>> now let's go to new orle good morning. a beautiful start to the region. temperatures are in the 60s and
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70s. we have a hurricane watch up and a tropical storm warning down to virginia beach as earl will be approaching tomorrow very early in the morning. right now, 74 in washington. rural areas, near 70s. high clouds in this afternoon. partly sunny and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, i'll take it, al. thank you so much. she missed out on the white house in the last election, but does sarah palin have presidential ambitions in 2012? well her upcoming travel plans have a lot of people asking that question. she's off to iowa, home to the nation's first presidential contest. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more on this. hey, kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. well we know sarah palin knows how to attract attention, and keep herself in the conversation. so when she gets a plane ticket to iowa, the cradle of presidential ambition, that certainly spikes curiosity about her political future.
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>> so with pride in the red, white and blue, with gratitude to our men and women in uniform, let's stand together, let's stand with honor, let's restore america! >> reporter: will she? won't she? sarah palin knows how to leave clues. >> now, i've been asked to speak today not as a politician -- >> reporter: and she knows how to do -- >> i think governor palin gave her word she's only going to raise money for the state party. but she also knows the message it sends when a national politician goes to iowa. >> reporter: 35i8en watchers mark your calendars, september 17th she headlines the iowa republican party's reagan dinner. an appearance she sought. and that's turning heads, because palin has spent the past 16 months earning millions as an author and speaker. since she quit her job as governor. and turning heads because she spent so little time in iowa, where likely gop presidential hopefuls are already building a network of support.
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>> history in iowa shows that iowans want to be courted. they want to be wooed. >> reporter: most of the wooing palin does these days is for other candidates. >> governor sarah palin -- >> reporter: she propelled tea party conservative joe miller. >> hi, this is governor sarah palin, i'm calling on behalf of my friend joe miller. >> reporter: and this week palin gets some credit for his stunning upset over alaska senator lisa murkowski who is also a palin rival. in her home state pollsters say there's little doubt about palin's ambition. >> up here i think most people are totally convinced she's running for president. i think her behavior, her activity, certainly sets that format. >> reporter: palin is not easily translated to voter confidence. when asked if she had the ability to be an effective president, 59% said no. 26% said yes. in a 60 minutes/vanity fair poll. but a different result among republicans. a majority, 47% said yes, palin could be effective. 40% said no.
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and so we have know that sarah palin has endorsed dozens of candidates around the country with some mixed results, of those who already had their elections, about two thirds have won. now her prospects in iowa are really a mystery, because most recent polling there shows her back of the pack, running about fourth. so she would have some work to do if iowa really is in her future. ann? >> all right, kelly o'donnell, thanks this morning. coming up inside the mind of a man convicted of murder. this morning new revelations about a life outside prison. and we'll also talk to retired fbi agent who is convinced she is innocent. we're back with more.
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still ahead, a familiar face around here went for a month straight juggling only six items of clothing. >> did she make it? did you or anyone else notice?
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good morning to you. on r it's 7:26 on this 2nd day of september. brand-new information this morning about the standoff the the discovery communications headquarters. the bomb squad detonated four packages. at least one of them contained liquid explosives. they also found two backpacks with ski masks and guns. investigators cleared the building around 5:00 this morning. the man identified as james lee held several people hostage for several hours. police shot
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good morning. right now we're in the 70s. afternoon highs, low 90s. a small chance of a shower here but lightly tropical storm force winds at the beaches on friday. how is the traffic, ashley? >> well, starting you off, we have some problems along the freeway. drivers are finding big delays headi
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7:30 now on a thursday morning. it's the 2nd of september, 2010. got a nice crowd of people outside. soaking up the sun. but beware, that could change. the weather could change quickly, as hurricane earl approaches the east coast of the united states. could bring some pretty good wind gusts, some stinging rain here on friday. but it's going to be a lot worse the closer to the coast you get. we're going to get the latest on that storm from al down in north carolina in just a couple of minutes. >> enjoy the temperature now, even as hot as it will get today. >> could be a lot worse by the end of the week. inside studio 1a i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. meredith is off today. coming up, do you want to sup supersize that? according to a new report, too many restaurant meals are way too big for our own good. at least two times larger than what you should be consuming. how do you know how much to be keating? we're going to show you. >> and a little bit later we'll
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be talking about michael douglas. we've all been hearing about this battle that he has in front of him as he undergoes treatment for stage four throat cancer. we'll take a look at what the experts say. >> then a medical mystery. a teenage girl who could not eat or drink for more than seven months. why not? we're going to talk to her a little later on. >> but first we begin now with amanda knox, the american who was studying in italy when her roommate was slashed to death. well, she's behind bars and convicted of murder. but one retired fbi agent is saying that is a travesty. we're going to meet him in just a moment. but first, nbc's martin fletcher has more an amanda knox's hopes and dreams if she ever does get out of prison. martin, good morning. >> ann, good morning. amanda knox's third, long, hot summer in an italian jail is coming to a close, with her appeal scheduled for the autumn. her first chance to overturn a 26-year jail sentence, every positive sign helps. amanda knox is finding new
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support in unlikely places. the case has been scrutinized by steve moore, who was an fbi agent for 26 years. >> at first i believed she was guilty. i mean, i'm law enforcement. >> reporter: but after studying every iota of evidence -- >> the evidence didn't just say she didn't do it. the evidence proved that she couldn't have done it. >> reporter: then, there's rock:giamanda, an italian author writing a book about knox. he's visited with her in jail about 20 times. he says she's nothing like she appears in the italian media. drugs, sex and rock and roll. she's a completely different kind of girl. he says amanda writes poems, letters, stories. other sources say she's practicing yoga, has learned fluent italian and helps her american cell mate with reading and writing. she wants to be a writer. but above all, he says one day amanda wants to have a child, or even adopt. it's a thought amanda's family
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is hungry for. >> it's nice to hear. >> reporter: and in perugia, her father fills in the growing picture of the 23-year-old's life in jail. she's matured, he says, but then who wouldn't in her circumstances. >> she's actually studying with the university of washington still. she's played guitar with the priest during some of the ceremonies that they do. and you know, she's trying to just make her time as productive as possible. >> reporter: but all attention now is focused on knox's appeal that should begin in november. when the evidence that convicted her could be re-examined. and the former fbi agent will do all he can to help. >> there was no way she had anything to do with the crime. i can sound the alarm. i can tell people. the only thing that is going to free amanda is good people doing something. >> reporter: but first, there's another problem. in october, knox will have to appear in court on a separate slander charge.
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she's looking forward to tomorrow, though. she'll get a visit from one of her university professors. ann? >> martin fletcher, thank you. as you just saw in martin's piece, steve moore is a former fbi agent who says he believes ammanda knox is innocent. mr. moore, good morning. >> good morning. >> to give our viewers some sense of your background you have had a 25-year with the fbi. you actually once helped take down on al qaeda cell, and also got -- helped get a confession out of a man accused of bombing a day care senter in los angeles. >> shooting up the day-care center. >> shooting it up. so why are you now taking on the amanda knox case? >> because i found out about that case. it's something that i became aware of, and i couldn't turn away from it. >> no financial interest? >> no, i have no financial interest. i'm not writing a book. i'm not in this for that. >> you're in this for justice, you say. and -- and you say that you're
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speaking out now because you looked at some of the evidence, and it shows you clearly that amanda knox has to be innocent. why? >> because the evidence that was presented in trial was flawed. it was flawed, it was manipulated. some people think some of it was actually planted. there is nothing in that trial, in that case, that indicates that she had anything to do with this murder. and, in fact, i believe the evidence, and i think most people in law enforcement who've looked at this carefully, believe the evidence precludes her involvement. >> she's changed her story many times. her fingerprints were on the knife, according to prosecutors. >> no. she changed her story once after a -- an overnight interrogation by 12 people where she claims to have been struck. she wasn't given food. she wasn't given coffee. she wasn't let go to the bathroom. it's an interrogation technique where two people go in for an hour at a time to wear the person down. overnight. there was no reason to interrogate her from 10:00 p.m.
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until 5:30 a.m. >> you would throw out that changing of the story there. what about this point by the prosecutors that her fingerprints were on the knife. >> her fingerprints were not on the knife. they claim that her dna was on the knife. the problem with that is, the knife couldn't have made the wounds that killed the woman that -- who was the victim. there was one slashing wound which any sharp object might have made. but the stab wounds were too small for the knife that they say amanda knox used to have actually done the crime. >> you also say that looking at the video of the crime scene made it very clear to you that she could not have been there. why? >> in a crime scene like that, when you have so much blood, the victim, the poor girl was -- had her throat cut, she was stabbed, she would have had to have lost about two liters of blood. it is as if you just threw the blood all over the floor. if amanda knox and her boyfriend and that drifter, the burglar,
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were involved in this, there would be three sets of fingerprints, three sets of footprints, three sets of handprints, dna, hair samples. it would have been just an absolute zoo of evidence. >> are you saying the boyfriend is also innocent in your view? >> absolutely. there is, in that room, footprints, fingerprints, dna, hair samples, saliva samples, everything for one person. a drifter. amanda knox and raffaele sollecito, if they were in that room, were hovering. there is no way they could have been in that room without their physical presence being obvious. >> you also made the point that this crime does not fit amanda knox's personality profile. >> amanda knox is not a violent person. the problem with this is, that a person who is violent enough, what they're alleging is that she came in on her roommate who was being sexually assaulted and sided with the assaulter. and not only helped him assault her roommate, but stabbed her in
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the throat. that kind of deviant, violent behavior, does not go unnoticed for 18, 19, 20 years. some things leak out. you see some episodes, some indication that this person has some issues. amanda knox never had an issue. she worked four jobs at university of washington, when she was in the university of washington, to go on this overseas program. she was an honor student. this is not a violent person. >> so now, as her effort is now to appeal her conviction, what will you be doing? have you reached out to her parents? >> i have -- i've talked to them just through e-mail. i've never met them. i will be doing whatever i can do. >> which is, at this point, given that we're talking about another country, and about a conviction, what is it that you can do with your position on this case? >> i can do things like this. i can do -- i feel like the person who's just woken up in a
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home where there's smoke all through. all i can do immediately is just wake people up and say, get out. do something. >> you've never met her? >> no. >> why are you so passionate? why have you done so much work? on this case? >> i've got a daughter her age. i -- i don't know. i just saw an injustice. i don't know how to explain it. it's as if you see a car accident in front of you. you don't care who is in the car. you are going to go over, though, and find out if they're okay. and i feel like that's what's happened. i became aware of it. it was right in front of my eyes, i had to do something. >> steve moore, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> now let's head back to north carolina's outer banks where al is tracking
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good morning. we have a clear start to this thursday morning and temperatures in the region in 60s and low and mid-70s. there are hurricane watches and warnings and tropical warnings
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all along the atlantic seaboard. a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning in effect now for tomorrow when earl will be just east. today, sunny and low 90s and tomorrow, mid-80s. and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you. and still to come up this morning we've got the family member who was only allowed to wear six items of clothing for a month straight. coming up next, too big for our britches. restaurant meals, they're way too large for our own good.
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back now at 7:45. we don't need to tell you that most americans weigh too much. but why? well, new reports from the center for science in the public interest found that restaurant serving sizes are often at least two times bigger than they should be. the editor in chief of "men's health" magazine and the author of "eat this, not that" back series and nutritionist madeline is a "today" contributor. this doesn't surprise anybody, does it? the government tells you, you can have a muffin for breakfast. they don't mean this muffin. >> that's right. >> let's start with this one right here. this is the blueberry muffin from dunkin' donuts. david, what's the problem? >> the problem is that that right there is 2.5 times what the government recommends. and to your point, you know, these servings these days are
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two to five times what you should be getting. >> five ounces here? >> 500 calories. >> this right here is what your portion size should be. >> the problem really is we're going to see through all these foods is we start to look at this as normal.. so you say a muffin, you're going this is one item. >> this starts to look puny. >> and people think this can't be enough. >> dunkin' donuts, their credit they have had the d.d. smart menu items that contain 25% less calories, so they're doing the right thing. >> yes, but you have to look for these. >> what is this monster here? >> this is panera bread. you're getting a combo italian which right there has two day's worth of sodium and a day's worth of saturated fat. >> it's 17 ounces. the government says when we eat a sandwich it should be how big? >> this big. >> five ounces. >> around 300 calories. not 1,000. >> this is three times the serving. we look at this and say this is more for one person. someone would come in and say this is the sandwich.
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this is a nerving. >> panera bread do offer a you pick two deal where you can get a half a sandwich with a low-calorie sandwich or soup but even the half a sandwich is bigger than you should be eating. >> right. but still you have to pay more attention. >> tell me about the smoothie, david or madeline. >> this is your portion size. this is 40 ounces. this is 1,000 calories. do you drink it or do you bathe in it? that's the problem. >> and when you have this 8 ounces, people look at this, this is the baby size. 40 ounces, a shot glass of this stuff has 25 calories. we look at this and say, well, this is a serving. a big one is better. >> let me be honest here, smoothie king got back to us and said 40 ounce size smoothies make up less than 10% of their total sales and they offer a variety of low calorie, low carbohydrate smoothies. >> yes, they do. but people say oh, i'll get a medium. that's still going to be two or three times bigger than the size recommended. >> outback steak house. this is the 20 ounce melbourne. >> yeah. >> and that right there --
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>> the crew is going, what's wrong with that? >> the problem is that right there should serve a family of five. >> the government recommends this? >> yes, four ounces. so there's your difference. >> so you want to fill it up with a whole grain, with some vegetables, something else. we're not messing around with a food scale. when you look at the portion, think about the palm of your hand or a computer mouse or a checkbook. >> a deck of playing cards. >> outback does offer steaks that range in size and variety of cut in order to provide the best dining experience for their customers. bob yeager our camera guy says if i eat that steak, i need that mathee. >> no doubt. >> okay, let's move on to the capellini pomodoro from olive garden. how many ounces is this? >> this is 3 1/2 cups. what do you think a serving would be? one cup. it's about the size of a light bulb. and you want to make this comparison. when you're in these places, share a serving. or order it as a side dish. >> which is very hard to do,
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because we've been trained to clean our plates. >> right. >> it's impossible -- >> olive garden, by the way, they say they provide their guests with a choice of menu options that meet a wide variety of taste preferences. bottom line, smaller portions. >> there you go. >> madeline, david, thank you very much. we're back right after this.
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incredible story here in new york the other day. a guy attempting suicide jumped from the 39th floor of an apartment building, landed on a parked car, and survived. and now, an unbelievable twist to this story. the woman who owns the car seems angry. she's saying that this was a car she loved. this was her baby. she misses it. she had just filled it with gas and wants to know why her car? >> she moaned about it and said, i want to meet -- and she named the man who jumped out of -- off the building, and said, i want to say to him, why, why my car out of all the cars in the city? >> i wonder how he feels now that he made it? does he feel like an idiot said this person. we're not even going to identify -- i just can't believe that she's gone public and made comments like that. >> kind of heartless given that we're talking about a young man. >> we're going to be back with
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more of hurricane earl after your local news.
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good morning. our time right now is 7:56.
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78 degrees outside. beautiful picture of the united states capital out there on this thursday, the 2nd of september. good morning. police are still outside the discovery station headquarters after a gunman held three people hostage inside yesterday. overnight, the bomb squad detonated some four packages, at least one of them containing liquid explosives. two backpacks were found with ski masks and guns. the building is now being cleared. the suspected gunman identified as james lee was shot and killed. he had a grudge with discovery. the three hostages are okay and made it home safely. we'll take a
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good morning. clear and in the 70s now. no precipitation on the radar but we could have some tomorrow as hurricane earl tracks along the eastern seaboard. rain and wind at the beaches tomorrow. how is the traffic, ashley? >> capital bemt way and across the 14th you're in the clear. joe, back to you. the mayoral debate between
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8:00 now on a thursday morning. it is the 2nd day of september, 2010. kids around the country probably going back to school. some already started school a week or so ago. others still have another week of summer vacation. we've got a nice crowd on the plaza this morning and we're happy they stopped by. >> isn't it terrific? >> right now it's beautiful. we've been talking about that. it's the calm before the storm. we're supposed to get some effect from hurricane earl probably by tomorrow night into saturday morning. here it's going to arrive earlier, though, before it stops in north carolina. we'll talk to al. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry. ann is in while meredith is taking some time off. coming up in this half hour we're going to talk about actor michael douglas. we all were somewhat surprised to learn just how far advanced his throat cancer is. he revealed on television the other night that he had stage four throat cancer.
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so what kind of treatments do you go through for a situation like that? what's the prognosis? we're going to talk about it. >> also we're going to talk about what's being called a sixsperiment. can you wear only six items of clothing over the course of an entire month? well, actually one of our "today" show regulars did that, and yes, she did change her underwear, matt. and you can -- >> that -- >> because i know you. the way your mind works. anyway, we're going to find out how she fared, if anyone noticed. and also, whether it's part of this new trend to sort of downsize. >> okay. we talk about hurricane earl. al is down on the outer banks of north carolina in kill devil hills. al what's the latest on this thing? >> we just got the latest in from the national hurricane center, matt. it is not weakening. it is still a
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it is a beautiful morning here on this thursday, 2nd day of september. mid-70s in the suburbs and rural areas. we'll see it climbing into the low and mid-90s with high clouds
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♪ well, if you come from the hood ♪ ♪ or ya come from the burbs ♪ got the fellas up in here tonight ♪ ♪ ♪ we at the block party having fun ♪ back now at 8:10, oscar winner michael douglas shocked some fans when he announced on tuesday night that his just-revealed throat cancer is in the most advanced stage. the hollywood icon just finished his first week of chemotherapy and radiation and he seemed upbeat and optimistic. but, what does the future hold? here's nbc's miguel almaguer. >> i got cancer. so i've got cancer. found out about it three weeks ago. >> on "the late show with david letterman" tuesday, michael douglas spoke openly about his diagnosis. the hollywood icon is battling stage four throat cancer. still, his spirits are high. >> let's say i'm pretty lit up. i'm pretty lit up right now. you know. >> reporter: but douglas knows
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the disease is often deadly. fighting cancer, especially one this advanced, is never easy. >> the radiation continues to burn your mouth, and it becomes more difficult to swallow. you can't take solids. >> reporter: douglas, who appeared a bit slim, has finished the first of what will likely be eight weeks of treatment. after a biopsy revealed a walnut-sized tumor on the base of his tongue last month the 65-year-old quickly began chemotherapy. douglas clablames his cancer ons lifestyle. >> i smoked cigarettes and i drank. and this particular type of cancer is caused by alcohol drinking. >> reporter: but the legendary actor likes his odds. he told letterman he has an 80% chance of beating cancer. >> it's a very serious problem. and it's not to be treated lightly. >> reporter: dr. gerald burke, a throat cancer specialist at ucla, says the weeks ahead will be especially difficult. >> he could have some changes in his hair loss from the chemo.
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he's definitely going to lose some weight. he's probably lost weight already just from the malignancy. he's going to have some effects from the radiation. he's going to have some trouble swallowing. and he may have some changes in his voice. >> reporter: douglas, who's married to catherine zeta-jones won his first academy award for producing "one flew over the cuckoo's nest" in 1955. >> greed, for lack of a better word, is good. >> reporter: and his second for the memorable role of wall street tie congoycoon gordon ge 1987. >> why don't you start calling me gordon? >> reporter: later this month "wall street: honey never sleeps" hits theaters. but for now, movies theme an afterthought. >> did they find it early enough for their liking? >> i sure as [ bleep ] hope so. >> reporter: for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >> dr. nancy synderman is nbc's chief medical editor and a board certified head and neck cancer surgeon. and peter castro is the deputy
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managing editor of "people" magazine who recently interviewed michael douglas. peter let me start with you, i think a lot of people were surprised how upbeat, how good he did look on letterman the other side. when you interviewed him, same mental attitude? >> going in, he's an entertainer, and he was on. but he was clearly fatigued throughout the interview. and really rallied to do it. but our reporter told me afterwards that he was really, really tired. and understandably so. >> nancy, i'm uncomfortable getting into specifics because, let's face it, only michael and his doctor know the exact situation. >> i couldn't agree more. >> and i don't want to speculate. generally speaking what we do know is they found a walnut-size tumor in his throat. he's gone through a week of treatment right now. did his condition and his spirit surprise you when you saw him on the air after a week of chem therapy and radiation? >> his spirit, no. his weight loss was to be expected. his tumor on the base of the tongue can spread quickly into the lymph nodes of the neck. and that's probably why they're
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saying it's stage four and they're concerned. it spreads very quickly. and the treatment many times there's surgery first. but the patient says no, i don't want the surgery, because frankly it's too disfiguring and can impair the voice. the chemotherapy and radiation are sort of the second and third lines of treatment. >> let me go through the comment or the question that david letterman asked was, did they think they caught it early enough. the fact that it is stage four, does that not tell us they didn't catch it very early? >> it tells you that his prognosis is guarded. that they wish they had caught it early. and he, remember, talked about cigarettes and alcohol. that is a lethal combination. the alcohol does change the lining of the throat, making the carcinogens in the cigarettes more potent. he also had a sore throat and an earache. and a soar throat and earache in a heavy smoker are always big warning signs for cancer. >> i think catherine zeta-jones also told "people" magazine he was frustrated because he had gone to a lot of doctors trying to figure out why he had this
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sore throat. >> he was a lot more sanguine about it than she was. she told us she was very, very furious. furious is a word she used that they did not catch it in time. >> sometimes doctors don't think to look down around the tongue. and frankly, for a lot of ear, nose and throat surgeons, you look but you also feel. you have to put your finger in a mouth and feel around. and you can feel these lumps inside tongues and that may be one of the reasons why it wasn't found. >> also just mentioned it's a very stressful year. >> he's had a tough year. >> difficulties with his son. ongoing legal difficulties with his ex-wife over some proceeds and revenues from a movie. and so i imagine stress is not the thing you want in your life when you're going through something like this. >> it's not. the big thing he's going to have to really think about now is nutrition. it is so hard for people undergoing treatment like this to get enough calories into his body. so everything you think that you shouldn't eat for health reasons, they're going to want him to eat. calories, fats, sugar, milk shakes, and i wouldn't be surprised if he has a tube put
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in his intestines or stomach to help get further supplementation in. >> every time we do this story, he's a friend of this show. >> and we are rooting for him big time. >> good luck. peter, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> up next, how would you do if you could only wear the same six pieces of clothing for a whole month? we put a member of our "today" family to the test. we'll find out how she did right family to the test. we'll find out how she did right after this. ve you tried honey bunches of oats with real strawberries? wow. it's seriously strawberry. they're everywhere. it's in the bunches, on the flakes, even real strawberries in the mix. can i have some more? honey bunches of oats with real strawberries. it's delicious. nobody does it quite like us. i can take one airline out... and another home. so with more flight options, i can find the combination that gets me there and back quickest. where you book matters. expedia. refreshing. glamorous. dazzling. a ravishing repertoire,
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this morning on "today's style," the joy of six. could you wear only six items of clothing for a full month? well, people around the country are trying to save time and money, so we challenged "today" financial editor jean chatzky to participate in a 30-day six experiment. it's a tuesday and jean is ready to talk money. but behind your on-camera demeanor, jean is a bundle of nerves. about what to wear. not just for today, but for the next 30 days. >> i get up at 4:00 in the morning trying to figure out if i actually picked the right six items. >> reporter: on day two, same six items, different look. it's an idea that has taken off around the country. >> these are my six items.
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>> reporter: six items. not counting underwear and shoes, that could be combined and dressed up with accessories. websites like the great american apparel diet or six items or less have rallied people to stretch their wardrobe. >> our biggest group by far was people that just feel like they shop too much, they have too many clothes in their closet and they wanted to try to get a hold of that habit. >> reporter: on day ten jean is getting creative with her six items. >> i put on a different belt, so these are items two is the tank top, three is the black cardigan and four is the black skirt and i mixed them up a little bit. i'm not getting bored yet. so i hope the people who look at me aren't getting bored. >> reporter: thanks to accessories like these, jean was able to reinvent her basic look. >> if you actually limit your choices, you'll make that process. you'll become more creative of how to make better use of what you've got. >> reporter: as jean's 30 days
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came to a close, a feeling of success, and relief. >> i was a little bored on the weekends, basically just khaki shorts and a white tank top and i'm ready to toss both of those items. entirely. >> reporter: jean chatzky is now joining us along with "today's style" editor bobbie thomas. >> good morning. >> oh, my both. you're the last person i would ever pick to do this, because just like any other girl, you're a real girl. love clothes. what possessed you to say yes? >> for me it was more about the time than it was about the money. i get dressed three times every morning before i walk out the door. and it's difficult. and it takes way too long. so i wanted to see if i could pare that down. >> everybody's wondering, how many loads of laundry did you do? >> a lot. i did a lot of laundry. the purple dress and the white tank are both sort of wash and wear and you can't really -- i mean matt was teasing me about the studio's going to start to smell.
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but -- >> matt would never do that. >> well, let's try that. before we get to that, let's talk about what the upside to this was. there was some -- there were some real upsides for you. >> absolutely. i did not shop. so i didn't spend a lot of money. i really saved about 15, 20 minutes every single morning once i got the hang of it. and for me, it was really nice that people didn't notice. you know, that they were paying attention to the information, and not necessarily what i was waying, and it gave me more confidence, i think, to put on whatever i want to wear and know that it's just really for me. >> you and i have this kind of girl chat conversation all the time. i love what you're wearing. we do that all the time. and yet i did not notice, bobbie. i did not notice, as much as i notice what you're wearing on the time. so what does that say, bobbie, about all of us and how much stuff we have and maybe don't need? >> my favorite thing. that confidence is the most stylish thing we own as women. that is really you that people notice and your attitude. not how much you have or what
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you spend. as much as i love clothing i believe that we use it to speak to other people. it's the way we talk to the world without words. >> did anybodies in? >> no. not really. nobody that i didn't tell. i have a little bit of a big mouth. so i told a few people. but nobody that i didn't sort of hint, here's what i'm doing, take a look at what i'm wearing. >> but interestingly enough, i think that it is you, and it's your confidence. i think this is extreme. six items can be really tough. and you know, interestingly, on our website, we put up a poll. we asked people whether they would like to wear no makeup, go without makeup for 30 days or wear the same outfit, and 65% of people chose that they'd rather go without makeup. >> after they tried it they would choose the other. >> i agree. >> because you can actually mix it up. and i don't think i'd like to go without makeup for 30 days. >> you mix it up with accessories. and we have some of these up here. and they're dramatic accessories which is probably why people didn't notice. what other options do people
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have, bobbie, to make sure people don't notice or that can you get more wear out of fewer things? >> well, two things. the first beauty. it's such an easy way to morph and transform yourself. go to the drugstore, change your hair, put it in a ponytail. you can literally channel different looks over and over again with beauty. which is really affordable and accessible to anyone. but what i love which jean said which is so important is the time. you really should invest time into your image before you invest money. take time to do that weekly planning of what you're going to wear, because why would you put something so important till that last five minutes that you're going to walk out the door? it's how you feel for the whole day. >> ever going to wear any of these clothes again? >> the shorts. >> okay, thank you so much. a lot more information at
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sfloo it's 80 degrees and another hot day. good morning. we have new information this morning about the standoff at the discovery channel headquarters. a source tells nbc news that overnight the bomb detonated four packages and at least one of them contained liquid explosives. they also found two backpacks with ski masks and guns. the building has now been cleared. james lee held three people hostage there for several hours. the hostages are okay. we'll take a break now and have your weather and traffic when we
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good morning. temperatures in the 70s. our last day above 90 degrees for a while. a small chance of passing showers with likely tropical storms and wind. police act stee going to shut down the intersection of massachusetts and 2nd and the entire 3rd street tunnel in both directions. there is police activity shutting that down. be sure to watch nbc news at noon
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8:30 now on a thursday morning, the 2nd day of september, 2010. nice group of people joining us on the plaza this morning. on a day that's heating up. going to the mid 90s again today before cooling off over the weekend after that little thing called earl passes through. so we thank these people for stopping by. on the plaza, i'm matt lauer, ann curry is in for meredith. and natalie morales joins us, as well. we're going to talk in this half hour about a young lady with an unusual condition. >> imagine this, if you had a 14-year-old daughter and she could not eat for seven months
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straight. that actually happened. this young lady, and of course you can imagine what her parents went through. look at her now. we'll be talking to her about what she went through and how it affected her life. >> all right. >> okay. >> a reminder for you that on wednesday we brought our wedding couple here, melissa and jeremy, and then once we spent some time with them we gave you our four choices for the reception location here in new york city. well, we still need your help. got to go there and vote to our website at learn more about our couple, melissa and jeremy, and check out the choices and vote for your favorite location. >> or you can head to and follow our wedding progress and we'll also be checking our page for your comments and your votes. you can also text in your votes at 62269 -- 622639, next 1 for hudson terrace, 2 for central park zoo. or 3 for gotham hall. we'll reveal the winning locations next wednesday.
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they're all beautiful. >> later you want to batten down the hatches and nail down the tables in the studio because the real housewives of new jersey are coming by. uh-oh. >> okay. >> before we go any further sp
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good morning. it's sunny and in the 70s. there is a hurricane watch up from the atlantic beaches. delaware bay down to virginia beach as earl will be approaching tomorrow. right now we are in the 70s. 77 at national airport. highs in the low 90s with lots of sun. mid-80s tomorrow with partly sunny around much of the atlantic region. certainly strong winds and a great weekend to follow. don't forget get your weather any time of day or night. go to weather channel on cable or online. matt? >> all right, al, great job down there. thank you very much. we'll see you in a little while. coming up a rare medical
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condition that prevented a teenager from eating anything for more than half a year. look how great she looks today. we're going to talk to her. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's health," forbidden food. imagine being hungry but not being able to eat or drink without throwing it back up. well, that's what one teenager had to deal with for more than seven months, and you'll meet her in just a moment. but first nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy synderman has her story. >> reporter: 14-year-old gentrie hansen had not had a bite of food or drink in seven months. >> it started in december, and doing things for the holidays, we often -- even at the place we were at, and she was throwing
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up. as it progressed we ruled out other things. >> reporter: gentrie lost 30 pounds and doctor after doctor told her she had an eating disorder. >> seeing the mirror, i would start to cry. and one of the doctors would tell me, i'm bulimic. it was very frustrating, because i would gladly take some weight, and be healthy, and be happy. >> reporter: after months of struggling with the unknown, the right diagnosis was finally made, gastroparesis. a rare neurological condition where the stomach does not empty properly. a feeding tube was inserted into gentrie's intestines to bypass her stomach but still give her the nutrition she needed. but it didn't solve the underlying problem. she was in constant pain and always hungry. >> when they had me on feeds, it went to my intestines, and my
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stomach never stopped. >> it was a parent i felt abusive. it would occur to me that she hadn't eaten all day and her tummy was just hungry more so than mine. >> reporter: so the family made a decision. close the kitchen, and eat out until she got better. anything to spare gentrie the agony of smelling food but not being able to eat it. but now, all that has changed with a surgery completed in july. after dozens of failed therapies, and medications, doctors inserted a pacemaker into her stomach. >> we're going to get it hooked up to a pacemaker which kind of looks like this. it goes under her skin that will be turned on, and that will permanently help her stomach.
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>> reporter: this works like a pacemaker for the heart. sending signals to nerves, so the muscles will work normally. and if all goes according to plan, gentrie will be able to eat and drink when she wakes up. >> i'm looking forward to a drink of some sort. but i'm sure after i get over the surgery i will be looking for good food. >> reporter: a routine wish for many people but the hope for an end to the grueling battle for this young girl. >> and gentrie hansen is here along with her parents lowell and kathy and here also joined again by dr. nancy synderman. so how did that taste? >> really good. >> you know, i imagine that before this diagnosis was maybe the hardest part. when people kept telling you that you might have a eating
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disorder. >> oh, yeah, that was probably the worst part. of this whole sickness. having people keep telling me, oh, you have an eating disorder. and something else was wrong. >> kathy, did you imagine that it was possible that she had an eating disorder? >> as a parent you hope that you know your children well enough to help them with whatever their problems are. and over time, we started kind of watching for signs that might indicate something different. but our heart was believing that it was something different. but we did begin to watch and just make sure, follow her into the bathroom. make sure that everything was as she said. >> reporter: and a lot of other people were thinking that there was something wrong with her. authorities, people around you, just -- >> doctors. we had doctors that would saying she had a problem. we had family members even saying that she had eating disorder, or not eating disorder
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but bulimia. >> something. so when you finally found out what it was, that must have been such a relief. >> it was huge. >> it's kind of a happy/sad day. one of those days when you're so glad that you're there's to go forward with and try to understand, but at the same time we understand the disease and realize that it's without a cure, and it has, you know, its own complications. >> do we know what causes this, called gastroparesis? >> yeah, it's just stomach paralysis. the nerves and muscles are coordinated so good goes in to gentrie's stomach and sort of can't get out. the only way she's had to resolve it over the years is vomiting. the reason people thought she had anorexia or bulimia is because she's smart, controlling in a good way, she's beautiful, she's a great student. she fit the classic model. but, she had phenomenal belly pain and could not control the vomiting and it took smart doctors thinking about this. what causes it, probably, and i
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say probably, a virus that has hit her. and specifically hit this nerve. we never really know what. but that's always sort of the speculation. >> after all you've been through, gentrie, has some good come of this? have you learned something? >> i have learned so many different things. about kind of about what -- i don't even know how to explain it. but, emotionally and physically just kind of what my body goes through. and everything. i think i've grown to be a totally different person. it's helped a lot. >> sounds like you've gained resilience. >> yes, hopefully. >> and she gained some weight. and i know that that counts. but it is hard when you're really thin to put on weight. we think it's so easy. it's going to be a slowly uphill curve for her to get the stomach
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back to normal with this pacemaker. >> you enjoy that. it was great to meet you. >> thank you. >> and how lucky you are to have good family. congratulations to you all. >> you're welcome, ann. >> coming up next, being smarter about eating your vegetables. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank.
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"healthier living today" is brought to you by kashi snacks. made with all-natural goodness. >> this morning on "healthier living today" eating your vegetables. your mother was right, studies show they are essential to a healthy diet. but americans still eat less than 60% of the recommended daily amount. joy bauer is a nutritionist, and of course "today" contributor. good to see you. why are so few americans eating their veggies? >> i don't know.
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they're delicious. why they're so important is they're packed with nutrients that deliver the vitamins and minerals that allow our bodies to thrive. they've also got fiber. and we know that fiber keeps us full, it pulls down cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar levels. vegetables are also important when it comes to weight management. >> when we're talking about how much the average person should eat it may sound like a lot but what are we talking? >> at least two to three cups. these things are all portioned down at one cup. a cup of carrots, a cup of peppers, broccoli, leafy greens because they're puffier, you would want two cups to equal that one cup. these are nonstarchy vegetables so the more the better. >> starchy vegetables? >> an ear of corn is equivalent to one cup. >> you okay? >> sorry. a cup of peas, or a medium white or sweet potato. so there's a lot of choices. >> working it into your day you've got a sample of kind of what could be an average day.
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>> right. and without a salad we're going to do this. start with lunch because a lot of people don't like to have vegetables with breakfast. a cup of soup and piling on lettuce and tomato on a sandwich. that's one cup serving of vegetables. as a snack you could have some baby carrots and hummus. another cup of vegetables. and then for dinner, if you have some veggies on the side, and a potato, again, you just had more than three cups of vegetables. without a salad >> and all perfectly healthy. let's talk about your superstars. let's go around to this side. first of all, you love spinach and kale. >> right. that's going to be my number one pick because of the deep green color. it's got a lot of beta-carotene and vitamin "c" and fiber. what it also has is an interesting twist is iron. which you don't find a lot in vegetables. and it's very versatile. one of my favorite things is saute it up in a pan with a little bit of olive oil and finished it off with sweet balsamic vinegar. >> spinach, cooked or uncooked,
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doesn't matter? you still get the same nutritional value? >> you'll lose some of the vitamin content when you cook vegetables. but you also gain others. they become more bioavailable when it's cooked. so the bottom line is raw, cooked, the more the merrier. >> you want people to get some bell peppers in their diet. why are these so good for you? >> bell peppers are loaded with vitamin "c." one red bell pepper has more than twice the amount of vitamin "c" compared to an orange. and you can toss them into stir fries, into omelettes. you can use them as scoopers for chicken salad or egg salad or cottage cheese. >> people love potatoes. you say go with the sweet potato. >> i'm not against white potatoes but the deep orange color no sweet potatoes is a giveaway. it's got a slew of great ingredients. >> broccoli and brussel spouts. i happen to love both of these. >> broccoli is great. you can top it on pizza. and the nice part about both broccoli and brussel sprouts is it's in the cruciferous family.
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which means it has a compound that may help to reduce certain types of cancer. this is well worth your while. i tell my kids these are little cabbages or green brains. >> hmm. does that actually work? >> it does. >> real quickly. i love like vegetable juices like the v-8. does that help me get my daily allowance? >> it does. one cup of vegetable juice will count for your vegetable quota. but when you're buying commercial vegetable juice, check the sodium. you want to look for lower sodium options because some of them are sky high. >> super information. joy, thanks very much. appreciate it. and joy bauer has more advice on how you can live healthier at up next, a new investigation into the care of a reclusive heiress worth half a billion dollars. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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this morning the mystery is deepening about the fate of huguette clark, the 104-year-old woman whose father was once the second richest man in america. she is worth half a billion dollars, has no heirs, and hasn't been seen in public for more than half a century. our national correspondent bob dotson is back now to shine a little more light into history's shadows. bob, good morning. >> good morning, ann. you know this woman has lived her long life as if her great
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wealth was a nuisance. like a fly that needs to be swatted away. she owns three mansions, worth an estimated $250 million. but check yourself into a new york city hospital two decades ago, and has talked to only a handful of people. one of them cynthia garcia, who sorted huguette's mail for a couple of years back in 2000. mostly, she says, auction house catalogs from christie's and sotheby's. >> she has a huge collection. she has an antique doll house stroller that was $8,000. a little stroller with a little baby inside. >> reporter: what does she do with all the dolls? >> she'll brush their hair. dress them, undress them. they're on her bed. >> reporter: you talked to huguette clark a couple times on the phone. >> numerous times. >> reporter: what was your impression? >> sharp, witted, adept, strong
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voice. husky voice. >> reporter: did she seem to be a person who knew what was going on? >> yes. sharp. yes. absolutely. >> reporter: garcia worked for miss clark's longtime attorney. how did wallace bach treat huguette? >> the goose with the golden egg. gingerly. careful. calculated. he would write a check from her account in his name, deposit it, or cash it. >> reporter: how much money are we talking about? >> always -- >> reporter: it would be a reimbursement for services? >> no, the money retainer at that time was $15,000 a month. >> reporter: the elder abuse unit of the new york county's d.a. office is now looking into huguette clark's welfare. garcia says clark's attorney called and told her to say nothing. instead, she decided to speak out. after all these years.
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>> he put fear in me in that phone call. don't you want to go on vacation? i said oh, no. no more. i called her. i'm not going to live in fear. >> reporter: a spokesman for wallace bach calls garcia's claims wildly inaccurate. over the years, he says, miss clark has made all of her own decisions, including insisting on maintaining her privacy. in short she has lived her life the way she has wanted to. miss garcia was not a witness to miss clark's will, which has been in existence for some time, and knows nothing about its contents. the spokesman went on to say, despite the numerous inaccurate assertions being made, mr. bock will continue to fulfill his professional obligations to honor and enforce her requirement of privacy. as for that phone call, the spokesman said he was merely returning cynthia garcia's call that night. and has done nothing wrong.
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ann? >> and you just reported the attorney now says that hugate has a signed will. who do you think might be in line to get that half a billion dollar estate? >> there's no indication what wallace bock, the attorney, is listed on that will. of course she has no heirs. that's a mystery like the life she lives. >> bob dotson this morning. good to talk to you. thanks a lot for your continuing reporting on this story. okay and coming up next, your questions answered about infertility. 8:55 is your time now.
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a couple more days of high heat. the third street tunnel is closed because of police activity. here is ashley with the latest. >> this morning we have the third street tunnel shut down in both directions. also, massachusetts is going to be shut down between h and second. h is going to be shut down as well if you travel between massachusetts and north capital. so this whole area is on lockdown now. avoid the area. back to you. >> thank you. we're going to take a break and have your forecast when we come bac
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good morning. sunny and in the 70s.
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there's a hurricane warning for earl's approach for tomorrow. for today, bright and sunny and in the low 90s. at the atlantic beaches, heavy downpours, strong surf tomorrow. this saturday, brees zee, and near 80 on sunday. it looks like a great day for labor day. >> thanks so much. be sure to
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we're back with more of "today" on a thursday morning, second day of september, 2010. just take a second and see all the nice people who are gathered with us in rockefeller plaza, outside our window on the world, on what is already warming up to be a bit of a steamy day here in mid town manhattan. on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and tamron hall joining us this morning. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> coming up we've got a horrible story. a story about this gunman who took hostages at the discovery channel headquarters outside washington, d.c. what is really bizarre about the story is during the standoff he actually spoke to a producer here at nbc news. we're going to hear some of what he had to say. also talk much more about
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hurricane earl bearing down on the east coast of the united states. could make landfall around north carolina sometime late tonight, maybe tomorrow morning. al as you can see is down in kill devil hills in north carolina. he's going to give the latest on that storm, including some mandatory evacuations already in progress. we'll get to him in a couple of minutes. >> plus want to get to a complicated case involving an ohio woman who basically said that she claims going on facebook that she discovered her husband's infidelity. that she saw wedding pictures of his marriage to another woman posted on the website. and she says that this was all going on while he was still married to her. but he says she's wrong. they were never married. apparently the ceremony or whatever happened happened overseas, a technicality. right now they're fighting over the children. and the judge has now weighed in so we'll get to that coming up. very strange story. >> on a lighter note, people are still talking about some of the pageants we saw on sunday at the emmys. how to get the look for less.
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you don't have to open up your wallet we're going to show you how to get the beautiful looks on a budget. very eager to see that. >> she wanted to get that dress right now. >> let's get a check of the headlines. natalie is over at the news desk filling in for ann. >> good morning, matt, ann and tamron. good morning, everyone. north carolina bracing now for one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever threaten the east coast. states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia and maryland. and from cape hatteras to cape cod, dangerous surf conditions, storm surges and powerful winds are expected later today through saturday.
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a sunny morning here. good morning. temperatures now climbing to around 80 degrees and later today we should hit the low 90s to mid-90s. tomorrow, partly cloudy and sunny at times. a small chance of a shower mainly in the afternoon. a likelihood of tropical storm force winds, rain, heavy winds
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in the atlantic beaches on friday. mainly in the morning through midday. then, clearing out friday night. saturday, mostly breezy with highs near 80. looks lik >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. new developments now in a double life caught on facebook. an ohio woman says she discovered her husband was married to another woman online. now, both sides are in court fighting over their children. nbc's jeff rossen has the latest now. hey, jeff, good morning. >> hi, ann, good morning to you. just when you think this can't get any more vicious, it does. accusations of a secret double life. a secret second marriage. and photo evidence posted all over facebook. stuck in the middle of all of this, two young children. now a judge is getting involved and making some decisions. it's hard to imagine how something so beautiful could turn so ugly. a fairy tale wedding along italy's amalfi coast. the year, 2005.
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>> our new life! >> john and lynn france were madly in love. >> that was a dream. this is a nightmare. >> today, lynn france calls her husband a terrorist, who stole their two little boys. >> these are babies. they need their mother. he is holding them from me and using that as a weak point against me, knowing that i can break down, and i will break down. >> reporter: after three years together, she caught john with another woman, and soon, lynn says, she got the shock of a lifetime. john married that other woman at disney world, while still married to her. lynn even found the photos posted on facebook, along with pictures of that woman raising her kids. lynn first told her story last month here on "today." >> married to me, with our children, in one state, and with her in another state. >> double life? >> complete double life. >> reporter: but john says he's
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not a cheater, that dream wedding to lynn in italy isn't even legal because of a clerical error. >> we're confident with the fact that we're going to present that the marriage will show that it's invalid. >> reporter: now, the focus is on the children. today, they live with john france and his new life in florida. lynn hasn't seen her boys in four months. saying john keeps standing in the way. >> he first took them. he called me and said i could have them under the stipulation of her demands. he wants me to sign papers that essentially state we're not married. >> there is no strings attached. she can come and see the children any time she wants. she could have seen them today. people are making me the bad guy like i'm the big mist and i'm holding the kids hostage. once the facts are presented in court, they're going to have a completely different view of what happened. >> reporter: and that's exactly where this case just landed. wednesday a judge tampa. >> there is something very seriously wrong with the results
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that would keep children away from their mother. >> the rights to these children are equal to the mothers in every respect. >> reporter: the judge ruled the kids must remain in florida while the feuding parents work out a custody deal with a mediator. >> honestly, jeff, it's like mediating with the taliban. how are you going to mediate with a terrorist like him? >> i don't consider it a victory. look, either me or linda is going to win. i have to make sure the boys win. >> reporter: two weddings, dozens of facebook photos and now court, the boys end this day exactly where they started. stuck in the middle. john says the kids are better off with him in florida, and this morning that's exactly where they remain. now here's what's next. both sides will go to mediation now to hammer out a custody deal. if they can't reach a deal, ann, they're going to have to head back to the court and the judge will make the final ruling on all of this. >> all right, jeff, thank you so much this morning. and coming up next, dr. nancy
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or 40s, expect you might not be as fertile as you are at 24. >> so how do you know if it's not just a stress-related or nerve problem, that there is more of a medical issue? when do you -- >> you can't know that -- you can't know that until you go to the doctor. but here's the real diagnosis. if you have a year of unprotected sex, and you are not pregnant within that year, you are considered infertile or should at least then reach out. and there are really great ob/gyn doctors now who specialize in infertility. very easy to find them. the american college of obstetrics and gynecology is the go-to place on the web to find the good doctors. >> what are some of the underlying issues. you mentioned age. >> age is always the number one factor. because you and i are born with a certain number of eggs and they just die and age as they get older. other things can be environmental. cigarettes. sometimes hormone disorders. you may not have the right amount of estrogen or progesterone in your body.
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abnormalities in your uterus that you might not know about. some sexual diseases, if you've had chlamydia, a lot of sexually transmitted diseases. even endometriosis can block the fallopian tubes. and some women are born with unhealthy eggs. those are all things a good doctor can help you look at that laundry list and figure out. >> we are inundated with questions. stephanie wrote in on our "today" show facebook page, we've been trying to conceive for two years, i have no issues getting pregnant but have had four miscarriages. i was on birth control for 20 years. is there a correlation here? >> we're all worried about the birth control pill, as you know. it is one of the most studied pills out there. that's an excellent question because a lot of women worry about birth control pills. let me just allay your fears. no. no connection to the birth control pill. here's the good news/bad news. good news is, she can get pregnant. bad news is she can't sustain the pregnancies right now.
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that could mean that the lining of the uterus just isn't plump enough to hold it. it could also mean hormonal imbalances. this is exactly when you want an infertility specialist. they can help decipher the micronuances. sometimes it just means poll tering one hormone over another. >> that's a tough thing. four miscarriages. >> if you can get pregnant you might be able to carry to term. >> next question from emily in louisville, kentucky. she's joining us on skype. what's your question for dr. nancy? >> well, my question is actually two parts. the first is, i have pcos so i'm wondering what i should be doing to keep that under control? and i was hoping maybe you could address the relax, stop trying comments that infertile people get? it's very frustrating. >> so let me start with pcos which is polycystic ovary syndrome, something a lot of women don't know about. the leading cause of infertility. and it means that the ovaries have cysts on them.
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the ovaries are larger and then there's a hormone imbalance. sometimes more testosterone than progesterone. women's voices can drop. sort of masculinizing symptoms. but it also leads to infertility. that is absolutely a reason to see one of these doctors. and one of the specialists we talked about. now before i get into the relaxation thing, this is going to seem sort of a soft answer. i used to think that stress had nothing to do with it. because then you start to hear about women who say, well, i went on vacation and i was relaxed. now there's some extraordinary work being done. dr. ali domar at harvard is studying just this kind of thing. the link between our immune system, our brains, our fertility, and elegant science behind it. so there may be something to that relaxation aspect of it, but look for the people who are doing the good science, not people who are going to sell you a bill of goods. >> all right, sadly, we are out of time. i know this is such a hot button issue. >> we'll come back and revisit
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hurricane watch, a warning, a tropical storm watch or warning from the outer banks of north carolina to maine. there's a hurricane watch for earl's passage tomorrow. most of the region should stay dry except that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, stay safe now, okay? we're thinking about you down there. >> you bet. >> all right. coming up next, we're going to take a look at those emmy red carpet inspired looks for less and we're going to show you where you can get them. [ male announcer ] liquid plumr has combined two mighty forces
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and how's your pasta, sir? never ending. announcer: olive garden. when you're here, you're family. this morning on "jill's fun finds" red carpet looks for less. on sunday your favorite tv stars walked downed red carpet at the emmy awards showing off their designer dresses, shoes and jewelry. now you can recreate those looks on a budget. really? well, today "us weekly" contributor jill martin is here with some amazing options. good morning, good to see you. >> good morning. >> so interesting. show them what you probably don't want to copy before we get to the stuff everyone wants. >> i ran into natalie morales on the red carpet and she was in a dress you actually would wear. >> she looked gorgeous. >> you're both so beautiful. >> but there were dresses we both saw that i kind of said, hmm, you looked at heidi klum. she was in a -- she could wear a garbage bag and look amazing.
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look at this dress, so mini. she just had a baby, though. and january jones, she was on some people's best list, some people's worst list with this versace dress. i thought the dress was too much. she looked like she rolled out of bed to me. this, to me, is unrelatable. but there are dresses being made that are similar that will be out in december. >> and these dresses created a buzz. the first look was brooks burke, the actress who was on "dancing with the stars." she looked spectacular. describe brooke's dress. >> especially made for her. he actually designed a lot of her dresses for "dancing with the stars." and this is this is $268. >> oh, my goodness. >> now where are you going to wear this? >> well, if you're -- >> everywhere if you're lucky. >> a destination wedding, if you're going to get married on the beach. and in december a lot of people start shopping for prom. so i think it's a very appropriate prom dress because the strapless is very in. a beautiful dress.
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and i think a lot of people can relate to it. >> and the detail on the bodice is very nice. for an affordable dress sometimes you lose the detail. >> they did a really good job. this will be out in december. and you have to figure for her, costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. this is under $600 with jewels and shoes. >> our next look, leah michelle from "glee." >> i know you're a gleek. >> i am. >> she actually turned 24 on sunday. it was her birthday. she was in oscar de la renta. that was, i thought, one of the beautiful dresses, brian atwood pumps. >> and navy was popular. >> there was a lot of color. no one wore a simple black dress. >> here's a dress inspired by that look. >> isn't this great? it's $398. and look at the detail. look at the scalloping. and also the jewels. the gunmetal jewels. and the shoes, i think you could see the shoes under there. they really make shoes that are inspired by celebrity looks.
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but are also very similar for under $100. and the jewelry is also around $100. >> so right now leah michelle the actress is saying darn it, i spent all my money, coy have had this. >> let me tell you something, those stars are not spending money. they get those dresses either specially made, on they pick what they want. that is beautiful. >> our next look inspired, the new young star also on "glee." >> i'm not a gleek but she's up for the cheerleader and you get to see what she looks like. so everybody was sort of like, wow, look at her here. again, she's worth $100,000 here. i mean, just beautiful dress. >> what color is that dress? >> almost a beautiful blue. you could see it here because i think this is really, again, by fabiana, and this is just a great look. i mean you really have to know where you're going, though, in this dress. i mean a beautiful black tie affair. but i think it's flattering, especially if you're bigger on the backside, this is a great dress because it sort of will hide with all the ruching. this is just a beautiful dress.
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if you look at the earrings, i mean, those are worth about a million dollars. >> that is beautiful. >> and to your point, if you've got great legs you can play up our legs or downplay other parts of your body. >> it's all about what body parts you want to side. >> that shows a lot of leg. it looks good. >> you may want to sew it up a little bit depending on your audience. >> no you don't. >> next we have a look inspired by eva larue from "csi: miami." she was in a backless white gown. i interviewed heir. first of all, she wasn't wearing spanks, so i was like -- and she said she was nervous wearing this dress, because it's white, because it's backless. but i thought she really carried it off. and because it's so sort of sexy she wore her hair in a low ponytail, which i love. this one is $29. and it's silk/satin. do a little spin for us because you can with that figure. this is one of the dresses i have to say, you have to know where you're going in this dress
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and have a very hot date. >> no wondering around -- >> and again, these are just a beautiful neutral pump to have in your wardrobe. >> let's bring out all of our models. you actual look absolutely red carpet amazing. great stuff. this is fantastic. >> thank you. >> love that. >> all right jill martin, thank you very much. up next are sites like facebook making your kids too self-centers and languacking empathy? ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look is in your jeans. drop a jean size in two weeks with the special k challenge and enjoy a good source of fiber in many of your favorite special k products. ♪ jeans don't lie. go to to design your plan. jeans don't lie.
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do you and your kids spend a lot of time on facebook? a new study looks at social sites and egocentric behavior. michelle gordon is a psychologist and "today" contributor. hot button issue because a lot of us do use these social networking sites. is there really a connection to nra civil? let's break down first, i mean it's one thing to be self-confident but it's another thing to have psychological issues. >> exactly. and the dangers of too much of that in terms of narcissism means that you're going to have a tough time in terms of inrelationships, creating them and maintaining them. and it diminishes empathy. >> this was a small study, 100 students, done by undergraduate psychology major at york university in toronto. and -- and basically concluded that users with narcissistic behaviors could be clearly
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identified by their facebook pages. so, are we a little bit overreacting here to this? >> yes. in terms of this particular piece of research, it's an interesting discussion. but don't go jumping to conclusions and remove the facebook account too soon. there's some other research that's even more fascinating. first of all, we look at a research that has been studying kids, thousands of them and is seeing a steady rise in narcissism offline, now she interviewed them online and discovered that 57% of teens say that social networking does exacerbate narcissism and two-thirds of them say they're the most narcissistic generation ever. >> so they recognize that. and they're almost proud of it. now questions for the parents. i mean, can you really, first of all, blame these social media sites for all of this? or is it more that, you know -- >> natalie -- >> kids are going to -- >> i think we need to take a little credit ourselves. >> right. >> a little of too much, and
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putting the kid on center stage. parenting does matter. and not enough, no. that's the first thing. but the culture has also changed. a celebrity driven culture says a lot of research will exasperate it and not enough face-to-face connections. if you don't have that one-on-one time, what you're actually doing is diminishing empathize and it's the anecdote for narcissism. >> what are the telltale signs? >> researchers say there are some signs that you can see in terms of your kid online. the first one is, when he is on facebook, everything is all about me, it's constant promoting. it's for the college age set. pronounces. you'll hear a lot more "is" and "mes." how many friends do i have this month? >> because you have 1,000 friends that doesn't mean you have deep friendships. >> exactly. exactly. and then the other thing you're looking for is the photos they say are far more glamorous and in your face as opposed to the little snapshot ones. not one of those is going to say
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the kid's narcissistic. believe me you can see the same patterns offline as well as online. >> you've got to remember that whatever you put out there on facebook, that's yours for life. >> exactly. >> that's going to follow you if you're applying for a job. they always say don't put on facebook what you don't want a prospective employer to see. >> right on, natalie. >> something for the kids and the parents to be thinking about as they check out their kids entries. >> thanks, michelle. >> coming up next, classic salads with a twist.
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this morning in "today's kitchen," classic salads with a twist. tired of those traditional salads, this morning learn to make a unique salad that can be perfect main or even side dish this holiday weekend. hot chef april bloomfield is the executive chef and co-owner of
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the breslin dining room here in new york. you're the buzz in this town. we love your astronaut, known for a unique spin on everything. but this is pretty cool because you've focused on salads this time. >> yeah, you know. i have two restaurants and a lot of people think that they're very cyclic, and they are but i have a very big passion for making salads. things that are vibrant and fresh and crisp. this is a little twist. this is some lentils that i cooked for about 25 minutes in a little bit of garlic, a little bit of water, some chilies. >> you cooked some lentils. can you buy them already prepared? >> you can buy them in a bar. you can open a jar of chick peas. >> 25 minutes. so here i have some tahini paste. it's basically sesame seed that's pureed and it gives it a peanut buttery kind of -- >> kind of that cream. >> yeah, exactly. >> now is it hard to find? >> no, you can find it in any
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ethnic supermarket. here i have some meyer lemon zest which allows a real nice zing and cut through the nuttiness. >> how is this different from the traditional greek salad? >> it's different because i've used a lot more texture like chick peas and lentils. but it's normally cucumbers and tomatoes and stuff. >> okay. >> so anyway, this is a little bit of lemon juice. again, a little bit of, you know, acidity, make it nice and vibrant. and then i've got some garlic. and the garlic will kind of bring it all together. >> i've got to tell you, it already smells so fresh. >> you know, this cumin is toasted so it brings out the oils of the cumin and makes it really nice and tasty. you just kind of get it in there, make sure you toss it all together until it's all lovely and coated. >> and after? >> and then we just put a little bit of olive oil like this. which adds some elegance to it. then i have some onions.
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we're going to sad some salt, a little bit of olive oil again and a little bit of lemon. >> all right. >> and this will kind of help pickle the onions. >> the onions. and the acidity in the onions will help with the salad. >> there are a lot of parts in this but it was easy to follow when i was looking at the recipe. i promise very simple to follow. >> exactly. salads should be simple. very vibrant. >> and that's what this is. >> exactly. >> the greek salad. >> now with the chilies -- >> these are holland chilies. they're a little bit spicy. >> it's slightly spicy chili. what i've done is just kind of grilled it. pulled off the skin and you end up with this lovely, fleshy chili. >> exactly. >> and then so what you do is, it's really simple. you just kind of, you know, make sure you taste it. >> okay. >> we just kind of put it in
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there like that. >> uh-huh. >> looks good. >> and healthy, too. >> the aroma is amazing. >> isn't this spectacular? >> a little bit of this. >> april bloomfield, thank you so much. a few of these on top. >> gre
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time now is 82 degrees. tom will have your forecast in
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just a moment. in the news for today, we learned new details in the standoff at the discovery channel headquarters. the bomb squad detonated four packages overnight and at least one of them contained liquid explosives. two pack backs with ski masks and guns were found. the armed man was identified as james lee and he held three people there for several hours. the hostages are okay. into turning now to the weather, tom joins us with the weather. looks like it's going to be a nice day. >> we're climbing into the 80s. low and mid-90s by the afternoon. right along the sunshine from the outer banks to maine, there's tropical storm watches and warning. a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for tomorrow as hurricane earl passes by lashing the atlantic seaboard with strong winds, heavy rain, and
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surf. steve, how is the traffic? we're going to take a look at the beltway. very heavy and slow from college park. nothing in the way, just heavy volume. back to you. >> steve, thank you. be sure to watch nbc 4 at noon today. it's the mayoral debate between
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. thanks for joining us. it is thirst day, september 2nd. and today is -- >> what is today? >> 9-02-10. >> that's right, september zooish is th. >> is that the song from ""90210""? >> why am i doing egyptian dancing like beverly hills. every time you stay there, there's a sultan there. >> remember when the song "walk like an egyptian" came out, my relatives are like i don't understand. walking like how?
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>> like the high row glifs. >> we don't walk like this. >> i know. that's just a song. >> hoda, you made quite the splash yesterday, my darling. >> here's the thing. let me clarify. i did the keratin treatment because i have many hair issues, as you well know. >> the brazilian silk. >> whether you do something like that, it seems like a good idea at the time to tape it. what doesn't -- now later you come to realize -- that's what it is. i'm fine with it. here's what i like. can i tell you about the thing that killed me wasn't so much doing it or even taping it. >> it was incredibly brave of you. >> it's people saying things like that. >> how brave. i would have never done that. that's awful. all that cringing stuff. here's what i love. a lot of fans share the pain, and they decided to send their
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pictures in. so we've got pam david. see, look at pam. >> that's got to be a wig. >> that's not a wig. that's how pam rolls. >> that's so cute. >> look at keana. >> there's a fan under her chin, isn't there? >> that's how we wake up sometimes. and karen, she, too, has hair issues. that's not terrible. i would like that if i had that kind of hair. i would love that. >> no. >> we had a guy who sent a picture in. troy pal malpalomalo. >> he could play the lion king. >> that hair is unbelievable. in fact, he is a spokesperson for head and shoulders. >> loreal. sorry. >> being an endorser for heads
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and shoulders. >> he's going to get his hair insured. >> lloyd's of london is insuring his hairdo. they need a policy because if someone snips that hair off, it's game over for the ads. >> it will grow back. >> he has the helmet he pulls on over that, he plays for the steelers. i would be afraid someone would grab your hair, tackle you and pull down by the hair. he wears that in a tribute to his somoan ancestry. >> they don't play football in somoa. his ancestors didn't. there's not a helmet big enough. i tried out frank's leather helmet once. first day i was with you. they used to be made out of leather, and i have a little led. i can barely -- you know how leather shrinks? >> you couldn't get it on? >> it looks like a little pygmy
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helmet now. >> i was so embarrassed when i was a young kid with hair issues i remember wearing a hat to school every day that looked like j.j. from "good times" because i figured the hat was better than what was underneath. don't feel sorry for me. i lived through that. i hate that. >> your book is coming out next month, and there's lots of hair issues. too bad you weren't able to get the picture in the book, too? it's too late, right? >> it's way too late. i want to say something to jim gaines that directs this program. you're totally dead. i'll tell you why. here's why you're dodd. >> this is from jim gaines. >> no, no, no. no, no. let me just tell you what the problem -- now i can't do anything. >> he knows you, hoda, like a map. oh, my god. >> you ruined the master plan. i can't say it with the flowers.
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we actually put a call in -- i love the flowers, but we're not finished. we called your family, and apparently your young kids were rummaging through old pictures of jim. ones where you were drooling and sleeping. jim walked in and said what are you doing? they said you were mean to hoda, so we're looking for a payback picture. so it's coming. it's coming. >> i'm glad they think it's jim. i had a few people at the theater yesterday saying you were so mean to hoda. >> i blame you for everything. >> did i have the camera when she was getting the treatment? i had nothing to do with it. >> you did not. >> i called for the picture a couple times and it would be again. >> thank you. >> now he's really tasing you. >> here's the other thing. the picture is bad enough. the added soundtrack "the adams
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family"? let's move on. there is a story disturbing in the new york papers today. >> on many levels. >> a man tried to kill himself by jumping from either 39 or 40 stories, and he landed on a car. >> they didn't have the 13th floor as you always talk about. >> right. so he survived. he's in stable condition, but the story does not end there. that vehicle belonged to a woman -- >> new jersey. >> who is very, very upset that -- maria mccormick. it's in the paper. >> she's devastated that her dodge charger that she repaired and fully gassed up was wrecked. she said i miss it, it's my baby. speaking about her car. why my car out of all the car in the city? >> did she ask how the kid was doing? >> i don't see that in here. >> she's mad at -- >> i hope it's okay, but i do
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want to know why. okay. she said she was going to get the front brakes done, but thank god i didn't because i had the migraine. that's terrible. that's terrible. >> doesn't she seem like the perfect person to take over on new jersey housewives since danielle is not going to be there maybe? come on. >> i don't know. >> she's the new jersey housewife. >> we should point out that -- >> >> imagine how the kid feels. we were grateful he didn't do. he tried to kill himself probably because he thinks he's a loser, and then he jumps and he wasn't able to do it. i'm just saying. >> there's a reason, though. >> god saved his life for a reason. >> no. he's in stable condition. he's good. we wish him well. >> i'm not laughing. >> yes, you are. run the crawl. run the crawl if you have it. it's the kathie lee wants to apologize. people are going to write in and say you're incense actisensitiv.
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>> i'm not. >> he's fine today, and we're glad. please run the crawl. i'll apologize for her. >> we have the real housewives of new jersey with us. they have a show called -- what is it called? "my big fat gay italian -- >> that's the greek one. >>. >> my big -- >> they got a standing ovation, and as they say in the theater it's extendsed and sfashparks a going to fly around here big-time. >> should we check in with sarah? >> i suppose. >> okay or not okay? what's the question. >> i don't know who farrah is? this is when you know you're old. all the magazines are there and you think who is that. >> she's struggling to buy
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sophia's zooish do who is sophia? >> this is going to be our last -- okay. >> i don't know these people. >> is it okay to be bff with your kid? >> my mother would not know what bff is either. it's best friends forever, right? >> you say not until they are a parent themselves. >> i think that starts to make sense. hoda, said i'm with kathie lee on this one, but does this mean i have to give up my friendship with cody? what's that mean? >> how dare you question what i say? i'm so over that statement. >> i don't get that statement. who is sarah and what the hell did you talk about? i have no idea. >> hoda, your fans came out in full force yesterday regarding your hair. mark wrote she looks just as good. hoda is so sexy no matter what her color is. >> i wrote that one. >> and then pamela wrote, i know most women would love to look
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that beautiful even without insane hair. your smile was more prominent than your hair. >> i didn't really hair because christina is trying to give me a message. just yell it out to me, please. sorry about that. we went again for the second time to see "million dollar quartets." tony naominated. my frenld jimmy moy took the role of same phillips. >> if you go see that show, you'll be on your feet. elvis music, johnny cash music. it's so much fun. coming up next, remove all the breakables. time for the real housewives of jersey? >> are they feeling hormonal today or are they in a good mood? >> they're in a good mood. i like it.
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there's no argument that the real housewives of new jersey bring drama to the new reality show which was renewed for the third season. >> they're involved in a dram na joining the cast of an off-broadway show "my big gay italian wedding." >> hi, guys. >> hello, everybody. >> not enough air time, so now we're on broadway? >> now broadway starts. next they're in chicago. >> i know.
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dena, this was your idea? >> i'm one of the producers of the show, and i thought it would be a great way to raise awareness for marriage quality and something fun for the girls to do. i had a great time. >> was it scary? >> it was terrifying. >> you don't have to sing and dance, right sf. >> yeah. >> you do? >> give us what you sing, please. >> hit it. >> hey, if you're a broadway star, that's what you do. >> if you two come and see the play -- >> you have to give us one little tiny. >> you don't do wednesday matinees. >> i sing a little bit of "ava maria" which is a disaster. i can't sing. that's the point. i cover my face and do everything to the extreme and obnoxious and rap "ava maria." >> you rap it? >> i do. at one point it's that bad. >> you're going to drive her insane, by the way.
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>> sorry. >> you had to learn lines and things? >> we did some lady gaga moves. >> what did the audience do when you came out? >> the energy in the room was unbelievable and the experience itself was unbelievable. it was two hours of absolute terror for me. in high school i was the one painting the scenes in the background. >> you didn't want to be out in front? >> not at all. >> has the bug bitten you. >> oh, my god, of course. it was like one of those. >> that's good. >> they play exaggerated versions of themselves. caroline is the italian mother. >> by the way, we met your boyfriend a couple week ago. they were cute. >> we have to talk about the reunion, because teresa what happened on that day was -- it was pretty jarring.
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andy who is a friend of yours and ours, you picked him up like he was a bag of dirt and threw him down like it was a big nothing. tell us what happened there. >> i kind of forgot. >> come on. >> she's only kidding. i love him. i love andy. afterwards we laughed about it. >> is it true you had not seen danielle for the year? >> we saw her that one time at the fashion show, and then the reunion was the second time. >> okay. and how -- we saw how it was, but how was it, teresa? why don't you tell us? >> danielle always likes to hit below the belt, and she brought up something that had nothing to do with the show. >> your reaction made us feel like we need to know what that is. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> i said to her not to bring up my family. >> you're on a reality show with your family and stuff. isn't that part of the game? >> she was saying things that wasn't true and it was going to cause trouble. it was inappropriate.
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>> you mean members that aren't on the show? >> exactly. leave out the people that weren't on the show. she was talking about the birth of jacqueline's baby and she congrat laid tulated jacqueline. >> let's talk about marriage of quality. >> that's what america wants. danielle is gone, i guess. are you thrilled and happy and beside yourself that she's out of here? >> bravo hasn't announced that. >> if she were gone, would you be happy? >> obviously. >> she doesn't bother me. she's no threat to me. >> she gets on your nerves, though? >> you know, it makes great tv. she likes to push buttons, when she pushes i push right back. >> if she's not there, who will push the buttons? somebody else? who is the girls? your relative might be on it. what's her name? >> i have no idea. >> you know.
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what is her name. there's a relative that we're supposed to talk about in the xhat that we didn't. >> there's a few relatives actually. >> a lot of my friends got interviewed. >> they all want to be on it? everybody that's in your life -- you wanted to get out. but you have other people in your life that say, i'd die to be on this with you? >> some say oh my goodness how can you do it and behind the scenes there's a letter from ana anon muss source saying she should be on the show. we don't know who will be on. >> would you like to -- >> booiven offered it many times. i know how invasive it is. your life ceases to be europe o -- your own. we have to break. >> we have to break. we wish you great luck. "my big gay italian wedding."
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>> go see it. >> catch part two, the reunion is monday night at 10:00/9:00 central. pop the popcorn. what's exactly a panic tack and how to keep them in check? ladies.
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whether it was an overcrowded elevator or stress at home or at work, we've all experienced panic at some point. how do you know if you're having a panic attack and what can you do to prevent them in the future?
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>> craig is here from the department of the psychiatric and behavioral medicine at hackensack university medical center, and i'm glad i made it through all of that. it's been 24 years since i saw you. >> how do you know when you're having an actual panic attack -- some think they're having a heart attack. they feel similar, don't they? >> that's one of the symptoms. it could be something like an asthma attack, tremors, chills or hot flashes. >> how do you know the difference? >> you don't. the best thing to do if it's the first time you've had something like that is go to the emergency room, off to your doctor, and make sure it's not something physical. >> if you're an elevator and you get uncomfortable and i know that happens to a lot of people, your heart pounds, you don't get off the elevator and go to the doctor? >> no, no. something very simple like deep breathing, yes. just like take ten deep breaths. you can like tense your muscles and then relax them.
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>> that takes a discipline you don't feel you can muster up when you're having a panic attack. >> in the middle of it it is hard. >> have you ever had one, hoda? >> never had a full-on one. i felt like my heart would race through certain things. have you? >> the only time i remember having one is i was about to open at annie playing -- but there were 5300 people out there and i'd had two rehearsals. that's more of an anxiety attack. >> a panic attacks occurs really quickly and peaks in about ten minutes. >> sometimes it can last a half hour, right? >> 20, 30 minutes. sometimes an hour. >> afterwards you feel spent? >> you're wasted. >> like you're drunk? >> like you just ran a mile and collapsed, and you're sweating,
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you have trouble breathing. >> isn't there medication for it? let's say for people that fly or people that get scared of heights, is there a medicine to take? >> there's treatment. one is medication which means either your psychiatrist or general practitioner gives you that and the other is psychotherapy. >> it works? >> biofeedback? >> that and or cog nnitive behavioral. >> let's not wait 24 years next time. >> okay. coming up, how to imitate the celebrity looks without breaking the bank after this.
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ing. investigate fors spent the day where a man held hostages. new information on the explosives the man was carrying. good morning. i'm barbara harrison. also coming up, forecasters saying
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now on "today's style" celebrity looks for less. we've seen celebrity looks we'd like to imitate, but how can we get into the same trend and wear the outfits they do? >> here to show us how to steal the styles for prices our speed is tracy lomaranec, contributing style editor for "glamour." >> let's get started. >> let's start. tweed and denim is a trend we've seen. >> this is also something we've seen america ferrara and lots have this look. what we love about this is it's something really classic, modern, elegant like a tweed blazer and pair it with denim. it's something you can wear to work and is sophisticated. we're going to make it casual. >> she has the look for less. >> andrea is wearing this great
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tweed blazer from spiegel that's $80. >> that would be about 6,000 in chanel. >> exactly. we paired it with a jean for top shop. pair it with jeans. >> look at the shoes you popped on. >> give her a couple of inches. >> you can't walk in them, but you look good. >> tharlgts more comfortablesti. >> next is the little red dress. she loves her red. >> she looks great in red. she's blonde and she looks complimentary in red. we've seen it on queen latifah also. it's an alternative to the black dress. >> look who is standing out, shonda is in a one-shoulder red dress. it's from victoria's secret. >> they really have great stuff. >> they really do. you think to go there for bras
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and underwear, but you might not go there for dresses. it's only $50. >> are you kidding? >> it looks much more expensive, doesn't it? we pair it had with this great snakeskin peep-toe shoe which is $55 also at >> i think one-shoulder is like the new strapless. it's not going anywhere anytime soon. time to invest in one. it's a great way to show skin without going overboard. >> you'd thick nautical stripes would be going out? >> elle mcpherson looks great, reese witherspoon, this is a big trend. bridget is the original who wore in saint tropez in the '60s. a lot of women are aphrase of
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hour zo horizontal stripes. there's one out there for everyone. >> she's wearing a nautical stripe tom from loft that's $45. she has beautiful curves. if you have curves you want to choose a narrower stripe. we paired them with a skinny jean from old navy, it's $20. it's called the diva jean. >> what is it? >> $20, the diva jean from old navy. >> $20 jeans? >> yeah. >> the sweater is important, too. >> it hits below the hip and covers her buck. you pair it with a red shoe. i love a red accent. >> adorable. >> thank you. >> military sheik is on the runways. >> that comes around every couple years. >> it comes in and out. it's definitely big news this fall. we saw it all over the runways, but a lot of women are intimidated by it.
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this is how to get the military trend. >> this is the girl from goss"gp gir girl". >> do you have to be of that age to pull it off? >> that tall and thin. >> absolutely not. we have kathy who is tall and beautiful and great in this skin pant. the way they do it in a more sophisticated way, if you're aren't 22 years old you pair it with a blazer on top. this could be work appropriate. add a little leopard to the neck to spice it up. >> i love that bag. it's so unusual zooven. >> that's from newport news, and it's only $45. >> i like wearing those shoes. they're comfy to walk in. >> the wedge is great with a skinny pant, it gives you extra height but you're not teetering around. >> bring all the models out. all right, don't. up next, everyone, everyone has a story, which is my
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favorite thing every month. this is a woman's fight against her illness. she teaches all of us a lesson in life after these messages.
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today we meet our newest "everyone has a story" contntes winner. becky walker wrote in to tell us about a friend that inspired her. >> let's listen to her letter.
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>> my life inspiration comes from an amazing worry named christy browe. she was diagnosed with a devastating disease called primary pulmonary hypertension. it affects your lungs and their functions ability. many years ago she received a college degree in elementary education but could only pursue her dream of being an educator for about one year. her disease might have kept her from living her dream as a classroom teacher, however, it only enhanced christy to become a life teacher to everyone who knows her. christie pursued another love of hers, and that is one of writing. i'm proud to say she's the published author of two children's books. she helped develop the local elementary school's writing contest several years ago and this contest continues to this day. she travels to the mayo clinic where she gets the best care in the nation.
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she lives each day with a continuous infusion of medicine. she will eventually be forced to make the decision of having a transplant. you would never know that christie is facing a life-threatening illness because she has a spirit that shines and her shil softens your heart. she's inspiring beyond comprehensible words. i'm honored to call her a friend and the world would be so very blessed to hear her story. instead of focusing on what she can't do because of her illness, she engages in those things that she can do. christie's story of one of heart-changing compassion that will carry with you forever. >> becky is here with christie and her husband brad. what a friendship, by the way. before you start, the two of you have something so incredibly special, right? >> we do. >> how long have you been friend science. >> about ten years probably.
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>> since our sons were if first grade together. >> did you know she wrote us the letter about you? >> no. >> why did you keep it a secret? >> in case it was a surprise. >> so, what was your reaction when you discovered we'd chosen you? >> i thought, there goes becky. >> you did? >> i love that about her. >> what's so great about you is in spite of everything you're fighting, you're still pursuing your dream. so many people find reasons to not do something. >> or they see themselves as a victim. >> but you chose a different path, didn't you? >> absolutely. it's all about attitude. at 27 you think -- that's when i was diagnosed. you think i just had gotten out of college and had so many dreams. so, you know, i wanted to continue those dreams. i had to alter them a little bit. >> you have that with you. explain what that is. >> this is an infusion pump, and
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it infuses medicine 24 hours a day through a heart catheter that i have. i was really uncomfortable my first year having to go through and just accept the fact that i was going to have to have this 24 hours a day. after the first year, you know, you just forget about it. >> you probably felt better. >> absolutely. >> brad, have you been on this journey with her through this whole thing? >> absolutely. we've been married 22 years, and only 7 of them were without this. >> and you have children, beautiful in the picture. how did you explain what was happening to them? >> well, we only had logan when i was diagnosed. he was still in diapers when i came home, so you know, it was mommy has this. and as he got older, at 7 years old i remember him coming into my bedroom where i was in the bed, you know, asking -- i couldn't go to his soccer game,
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and he said, are you going to die? and i said, what do you think? at 7 years old he just nodded. he wasn't sure. so we had the moment where i had him me in bed, you know, and then later in middle school he wrote -- that's why i like the writing so much, is that he wrote his feelings and my -- his teacher showed it to me, and that was that he was tired of me saying things like, i'm good today. i'll be better tomorrow. he wanted me to just be real with him in middle school. >> that's interesting. they want the real story, not a sugar-coated version of it. >> david and i were very impressed with the spirit of your letter and the love for your friend, but i was touched by the fact you're encouraging these young students to write. it's a huge part of our life. we're doing something a little different today than we've done before. this is really not a song about
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you personally. i hope you don't mind. this is a song that you might sing to your students. >> oh, how lovely. >> to inspire them. >> we have the wonderful iesha dehaus is a great friend of ours. she's going to sing a gospel thing coming up. is that okay? >> absolutely. >> i think you're going to enjoy it very much. it's called "true miracles." she'll sing it for you right after this.
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we're back with christie and her husband brand and her friend becky walker. it's time for you to hear the song written just for you. >> please welcome iesha and the backup singers. the song is called "true
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miracles." ♪ oh how i wish you could see ♪ how special you are ♪ it's not an accident no not at all ♪ ♪ that no one can walk before they learn to crawl ♪ ♪ know how i wish you could see ♪ ♪ what's right in front of you naturally ♪ ♪ it make seem crazy but i swear it's true ♪ ♪ so much of what happened to you ♪ ♪ is up you ♪ we're all waiting for a
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♪ oh i wish you could know ♪ that you have been blessed so you can grow ♪ ♪ into what you were created to be ♪ ♪ wondrously ♪ tee ternlly ♪ miraculously
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it's already here ♪ ♪ that's alr written but has yet to be sung ♪ ♪ or a bell well-made that has net to be rung ♪ ♪ how beautiful the world around us would be ♪ ♪ if we could open our eyes and see ♪ ♪ true miracles ♪ true miracles ♪ like you and me ♪ you and me yeah yeah true miracles ♪ >> beautiful. that was so great. we'll be right back with more of "everyone has a story" but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with "everyone has a story" honoring a very special woman. >> they just performed "true miracle it is" and also with us is composure dave friedman and iesha and dave who plays our keyboards, too. every time we do one of these, david and i sign the sheet music for the person and send them home with their very own copy of their very own song. i explained to you what it's like for you to put yourself in the position of iesha and you being the teacher with your students. how did you like it? >> it was so beautiful and inspiring me, even. the students will just love it. >> you're from wichita. >> wichita, kansas. >> maybe the music teacher could get ahold of this? >> she will love that. >> becky, what do you think? >> it's beautiful just like christie. >> all of you have such a terrific relationship, and we
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want to give sgu because we like you a lot. christie cooking at bonnie's place, it's a local culinary establishment. they donated seven cooking classes and all of this business right here. a nine-piece cookware set. >> which you do not have to take through security at the airport. >> we'll ship it to you. >> it's just my pots and pans, officer. >> you really enjoy cooking? >> i do. as a matter of fact, i needed some pots and pans. >> how did our little elves know that? >> thank you. >> i love you so much. such a talented lady. we'll see you on broadway on my show one of these days. all right, everybody. tomorrow is labor day cocktails. >> we don't drink on the show. you know the rules. >> we're going to make an exception tomorrow. >> you have a great day. >> have an awesome day
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everybody. >> have an awesome day everybody. god bless. -- captions by vitac --
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